Dado.. dado... its off to work we go.

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Project by newTim posted 11-12-2008 06:52 AM 1670 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my first projects was a display cabinet for my wife. This one is much better. She’s an artist who works in pastels, watercolors, and clay. The is her Latte collection, at least those she hasn’t sold. The cabinet was built with Tiger maple and trimmed with lacewood. It incorporates a bunch of dados, or is it rabbets? Maybe just a bunch of grooves. And attached to the wall with a french cleat which sure makes the installation easy.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 11-12-2008 07:22 AM

Very nice
i like the different sizes of the boxes in the shelf

-- BRODY. NSW AUSTRALIA -arguments with turnings are rarely productive-

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#2 posted 11-12-2008 09:07 AM

Bright idea and beautifully constructed display cabinet.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 11-12-2008 09:33 AM

Nice work on both your parts.

And for the record (and since the Grumpycarp is feeling sassy) a dado is contained entirely in the host material, is shaped like the letter “U”. A rabbet goes cross grain at the end of a piece and looks like an “L” and a grove runs with the grain and can also be of great benefit to the band in general if he’s sympathetic to the bass player . . .

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#4 posted 11-12-2008 12:05 PM

ooh I like that!!
great job with the groovin’ dado rabbets :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 11-12-2008 01:06 PM

Very nice. Your wife IS an artist. Your shelf is pretty good too. :)

-- Berta in NC

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#6 posted 11-12-2008 02:06 PM

Groovy man. Groovy:-)

-- Use the fence Luke

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#7 posted 11-12-2008 02:33 PM

the shelf looks great holding your wife’s work.

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#8 posted 11-12-2008 03:25 PM

Great display shelf, catchy tune, how do you get your wife to let your end grain cutting boards dry on the kitchen counter????

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#9 posted 11-13-2008 06:29 AM

PetVet… I was wondering if anyone would notice the ‘Spagnuolo’ in the foreground. No, its not drying, it is curing. Between the two of us we manage to make a lot of messes and sometimes our projects spill over in to the house. We have two garages. She uses the old one as a studio and I use the new one for a shop. Someday I will post some pictures but you can get an idea from my project page. I’ve got five cutting boards in various pre-finished stages and have enough stock milled for several more.

-- tim hill

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#10 posted 11-13-2008 06:32 AM

Grumpycarp… so what is a dado/rabbet/groove called that runs with the grain on the edge of the board like a letter L?

-- tim hill

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#11 posted 11-14-2008 08:46 AM

newTim . . . A groove on the edge but with the grain? Sonia Dado? Lite Jazz?

I think it is still a rabbet. I could be way wrong on this as well. Sadly, I actually have wondered more than once why. The English call it a rebate, same as what we call a coupon that you realize three days after it expires should have been sent in to actually get the advertised price on some offshore produced electronic gizmo that was supposed to make that sort of thing easier to keep track of . . .

Language is a funny thing.

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